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Japan is an island country in East Asia. It is located in the Pacific Ocean it lies to the east of China, Korea, and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south. Its capital and largest city is Tokyo. It has the world's 10th largest population. It is world's largest international creditor and is the sixth largest exporter and importer and is a member of the United Nations. And it is a leading nation in the fields of scientific research, technology, machinery, and medical research with the world's third largest budget for research and development.
Fukuyama is a municipality located on the Ashida River in Hiroshima, Japan. In 2005, the population of the city was 426,795 and an area of 461.23 square kilometers. After Hiroshima city it is the largest city in Hiroshima region and is located on the far east side of the region. The city's symbol is the rose and it holds an annual Rose Festival in the month of May. Fukuyama city is a vital commercial, industrial and communications center.  
Fukuyama is home to some 70 elementary schools, several dozen junior high schools and roughly twenty high schools, both public and private. Fukuyama University is located in the northwestern district of Matsunaga. The university offers many courses of study, but is best known for its excellent pharmacology program. Fukuyama is home to several large department stores, including Caspa, Lotz, Tenmaya and Ito Yokado Port Plaza.

Fukuyama is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Japan worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Japan.

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